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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Temptation 5: examples 3 oranges not peaches?

• The temptation to be oranges and not peaches

An orange is segmented – a peach is a peach all the way through.

How do we see our Christianity? The temptation is to segment it – rather than let it go all the way through.

The temptation is to split life up into sacred and secular.
The temptation is to say that Christianity is only for certain areas.

But as we know
Nothing matters but the kingdom. But because of the kingdom everything matters.
If we take the lordship of Christ seriously we can’t live like oranges, we can’t split our lives up by putting a Christian icing on our secular cake.

When it comes to our work – are we confessing Christians but practicing atheists?
Christianity is more than a leisure activity: what we do on Sundays and some evenings. Our faith has to permeate all of our lives. Our thinking, our behaving and our desiring.

Let’s avoid the temptation to live as if God doesn’t exist in our business, our politics, the way we spend our time, the way we spend our money, the way we save our money, the way we spend our working hours ….

We need to be peaches not oranges!

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